Adopt an Animal in Stanley Park!

Throughout the holiday season, you can make a positive difference for wildlife in Stanley Park. Adopt a Stanley Park animal and support SPES’s hands-on conservation efforts and unique environmental education programs.

Your symbolic adoption will contribute to conserving the ecological health of 1000 acres of forest, wetland and seashore shared by over 1665 species.

Wildlife Adoptions make great gifts!

A special certificate accompanying every adoption recognizes your support for Stanley Park. Donate in honour of someone special and we’ll personalize the certificate for whomever you wish. Please indicate the name to appear on the certificate by writing it on the Zeffy donation form in the field: “Do you want to leave a message for Stanley Park Ecology Society?”. All adoption certificates will be emailed promptly.

Become a monthly donor ($5 or more/month), or make a one-time donation of $40 or more, and receive a stylish fridge magnet of your adopted animal. Collect all 6 animals! Magnets are pictured below.

All adoption certificates will be emailed upon receipt of donation, and a magnet for every $40 donation will be mailed to you.

Click on the links in each description below to learn more about the conservation and education programs that your adoption supports in Stanley Park. Adopt as many animals as you wish! Every donation will receive a tax receipt.

Adopt a Hummingbird to support habitat restoration monitoring (hummingbirds love native salmonberry blooms!) and support our “Birding with Me!” nature program that provides an inclusive, safe space for members of the IBPOC and 2SLGBTQAi+ communities, and for those who speak English as an additional language.  

Adopt a Bat to support bat monitoring this spring, and to help school children learn about wildlife and ecosystems through a variety of SPES fieldtrips like “Beautiful Bats”.

Adopt a Heron Nest for $54 to support SPES’s efforts to research, monitor and protect the Park’s Pacific Great Blue Herons, a species at risk. Nest adopters receive heron colony reports throughout the breeding season. 

Adopt an Otter to support water quality monitoring in Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake, the habitat of otters and many other species in Stanley Park. Your support also provides fun, educational opportunities for kids in SPES’s Spring and Summer EcoCamps and in our popular Critter Club for wildlife-loving kids.    

Adopt a Coyote to support research on the Park’s coyote population and promote co-existence to help SPES reduce wildlife conflicts and feeding in the Park. Your adoption also supports in-person public education programs that increase awareness of, connection to, and respect for the natural world.     

Adopt an Eagle to support nesting bald eagle surveys and other long term wildlife monitoring efforts in Stanley Park. This adoption also helps subsidize the engagement of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers in SPES’s Conservation efforts, in our public and youth programs, and for staff professional development.      

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